Bushwhack Adventures is proud to continue a popular sprint adventure racing event in the Triangle area in 2012 - the Gleneagles Challenge! The GEC is designed to introduce new adventure racers to this exciting sport while also giving experienced adventure racers the chance to sharpen their skills.
Bushwhack will be offering two events at the Gleneagles Challenge this year. At 8:30 AM is the GEC-Du, a 10.5 mile off-road duathlon-style event. AT 11 AM is the 6 hour Sprint AR. Sign up for both and get a $17 discount off your GEC-Du registration! More details on the GEC-Du can be found here.
In the Sprint AR, teams will be mountain biking, trekking, and paddling for 4 to 6 hours as they navigate their way to find checkpoint flags. Estimated distances in each discipline are: paddling 4-5 miles, trekking 3+ miles, biking 11+ miles. Your mileage may vary, depending on your team's navigation skills. :)
The course format will be modified rogaine style, with teams choosing which discipline to start with and having lots of freedom to choose the route they follow to find the checkpoints. The course will not be marked other than by the checkpoint flags themselves.
Scoring will be based on the accumulated point values of the checkpoints found. Some checkpoints are worth more than others, so teams get to use their brains as well as their bodies as they work out a winning strategy for accumulating the most points!
The event will start and finish at Wake County's Harris Lake County Park. Check the Schedule for exact times. Expect some of the traditional Bushwhack perks like a technical race shirt, post-race meal, quality mytopo race maps and more!
First place teams in each Division will get their half of their entry fees back and a 50% discount towards a future Bushwhack Adventures event.
All participants will get a Gleneagles Challenge pint glass and a Bushwhack Adventures wicking shirt.
Sponsored in part by Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space.
The Bushwhack Standard AR Gear List applies to the 2012 Gleneagles Challenge. No additional items are required.
The Bushwhack Standard AR Rules apply to the 2012 Gleneagles Challenge. Any additional course rules will be announced at the pre-event briefing.
Race date: April 28, 2012
8:00 AM; Park gates open.
9 AM – 10:15 AM; Team check-in at field beside Mountain Bike parking lot (first gravel drive on left inside the park). NOTE: Team check-in will consist of registration paperwork confirmation and racer sign-in. Teams will get race maps and UTM coordinates at check-in. Some of the checkpoints may already be marked on the map.
9:45 AM; UTM plotting review (optional)
10:15 AM; Pre-race safety briefing at race HQ.
11:00 AM; Race Start at race HQ.
5:00 PM; Race Finish at race HQ.
NOTE: If the Start is delayed, the event cutoff time / Finish time will be set at 6 hours later.
5:30 PM; Post-race meal and awards ceremony at Finish area.
Participants must pre-register.
Registration fee is $60 per person, for teams of 1, 2, 3 or 4 people.
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